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US Coast Guard ISC Honolulu


400 Sand Island Parkway, Honolulu, HI 96819

US Coast Guard Base Honolulu

US Coast Guard Base Honolulu evolved from the former U.S. Lighthouse Service Depot at Pier 4 and a 5-acre plot on Sand Island. The property was acquired by the Coast Guard in 1939 when it absorbed the Lighthouse Service. In 1945, an additional 5 acres were acquired and the Base Sand Island was established. Its primary mission of buoy repair was expanded to include industrial, shipping and receiving support.


Base Sand Island continued to grow in size and responsibilities, eventually reaching 48.6 acres. Some comptroller functions were moved to the base, as well a medical and dental facility. MWR facilities were added and expanded. Family housing was built on Red Hill. In 1988, Base Sand Island became Sector/Base Honolulu, with the added responsibility of search and rescue and law enforcement within the Hawaiian Islands.


In May 1996, Base and Sector Honolulu became separate commands, with the sector retaining responsibility for the operational missions. Base Honolulu again increased responsibilities and became Base Honolulu, a separate command.


The base combined elements of the 14th Coast Guard District to become a full-service support command, providing base functions as well as financial functions.


Integrated Support Command is one of the major military facilities operated by the United States Coast Guard in Honolulu, Hawaii. The unit has a major role on the island. It fulfills its mission and objectives with not less than 200 employees, coming from both the civilian and military fields. There are also around 1,000 troops organized in associate tenants. They are deployed on site for small periods of time. They come and go on a regular basis.


USCG ISC Honolulu supports all the missions conducted by the United States of America, regardless of the purpose. Its primary mission is to deal with the national defense. It supports all the military troops deployed in the area, whenever it is needed. The command is responsible for quite a lot of civilian operations too, especially since many of the employees are civilian contractors and scientists. The center is not physically involved in the common operations. These scientists will never get on a helicopter to pursue search and rescue (SAR) operations, patrol over the ice blocks in Alaska, look after oil spills and ensure the environmental protection. Instead, their main objectives include assistance jobs and engineering missions.

Arriving at US Coast Guard Base Honolulu
All flights lead to Daniel K. Inouye International Airport. The airport is 9 miles west of Waikiki Beach and 4 miles west of central Honolulu. Travel time to Waikiki is about 20 to 30 minutes by car – 40 minutes during rush hour.


Your sponsor will greet you at the airport and help you get settled into your accommodations. If you are not met by anyone at the airport and require lodging, contact your command duty officer or go to the USO. The USO of Hawaii’s lounge in the Overseas Terminal, at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, is available for use by all military personnel and their family members, reservists on active duty, retirees and Department of Defense civilians on orders. Transportation options from the airport include taxis, shuttles, rental vehicles and Oahu’s public transportation system – TheBus.


All members must officially check in on arrival day because all overseas allowances (COLA, BAH, TLA) become effective the date of PCS check-in. If you don’t check in at your unit and with the local housing officer, you (and any dependents) will not be reimbursed for any TLA expenses. In addition to checking in at your unit, unaccompanied members must check in with your unit local housing representative. Call your unit before arriving to confirm check-in procedures.


Make sure you keep your sponsor, ombudsman and your unit advised of your flight itinerary. All personnel arriving at Honolulu International Airport should be met by their sponsor unless they are continuing to the islands of Hawaii, Maui or Kauai. You and your family (if applicable) should be transported to a previously arranged temporary lodging hotel accommodation. If you have any arrival problems or questions, contact your assigned unit.

Base population
More than 1,780 active-duty, reserve, civilian and auxiliary men and women make up the 14th District.